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18 mile TT with 1800 feet of climbing - advice? (nm)(4 posts)

18 mile TT with 1800 feet of climbing - advice? (nm)Francis
Apr 3, 2001 6:22 AM
re: 18 mile TT with 1800 feet of climbing - advice? (nm)Tux_Warrior
Apr 3, 2001 4:10 PM
What grad, how is the rest of the course, and how far into the course? Alot of it just depends on your physical condition, and what you as a rider can judge on your own.
Learn to climb at your limit.Kerry Irons
Apr 3, 2001 4:31 PM
This means practicing on a course with similar structure. 18 hills at 100 feet each is a lot different than one 1800 foot climb with a steady grade. A lot of ups and downs means being able to stay on top of a gear and knowing when to shift up or down. Steady climbing means knowing how to keep a relatively high cadence while pushing up the grade. If the course has a long downhill, then learing how to keep your speed up while holding a very tight tuck would come in handy. Specificity is the answer.
Cog Set Specific ...Breck
Apr 3, 2001 11:17 PM
You may want to ride this course ahead of time if possible to see if your cassette "best gear" and spacing allows you to climb at the rate your spin requires with out excess shifting, etc.

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bgcc